This painting shows landscape design in the city, the pollarding of a formal grove of trees. Pollarding involves the removal of tree branches to improve the fullness and shape of new growth that will follow. It’s a labor-intensive, tedious practice centuries old. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1412442
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Me and the Tree
This is somewhere I’ve been before. Come with me. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1410719
This is a long view of a Stockholm Avenue, bordered by buildings built in the mid to late 19th c. The city is planned to have wide transit corridors that direct train, car, bike, scooter and pedestrian traffic all along the same path, accommodating each mode safely in parallel. The result is lots of wideContinue reading “Valhallavagen, Stockholm”
Little Pine Cones
We walk a lot while we’re in Sweden, usually 5 to 7 miles daily. I’m always looking on the ground for interesting stuff and picked up this pair of little cones. I spent awhile Googling to identify their species, but not much luck, maybe some sort of Piñon. If anyone has an idea, let meContinue reading “Little Pine Cones”
Stockholm Pavement and Shadow
Stockholm has beautiful street paving. Much of it is granite, a hard material that resists the freezing and thawing that destroys softer pavements. On hills, and there’s many of those, the arced and diagonal patterns prevent slips and sliding. Each stone is four to five inches, a tedious fan shaped mosaic. My shadow breaks theContinue reading “Stockholm Pavement and Shadow”
This pair of birds float around the waters that surround Stockholm’s islands. Although they’re Mallards, they look different than the North American birds I’m familiar with. They are longer and sleeker and not as iridescent and squat as American mallards. Their bills seem longer, as well. But they behave the same, swimming in a lineContinue reading “Swedish Mallards”
Glory of the Spring
We walk by this Church with some frequency. It’s named Adolf Fredriks kyrkogard, it’s a cruciform shape, that is, cross-shaped. I really can’t guess its age, maybe 150 years or much older. Anyway, it has a graveyard on one side and the ground is covered with drifts of early spring flowers. they’re call ‘Glory ofContinue reading “Glory of the Spring”
We were walking on Easter Monday in Stockholm and the rose was laying in the cobbled street we were crossing. Easter was over, it had done its job and awaited smashing by traffic. I rescued it. It has dried and I, lacking energy to paint more ambitiously, rendered it. Now it will live a bitContinue reading “Easter Rose”
This bird, the fieldfare (Turdis pilarus), is a new one to me. We saw it in a Stockholm park. A member of the thrush family and lives in northern Europe according to Wikipedia. It’s about the size of a robin and looks similar plump shape with the same cocky attitude. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1406384
Pollards in Stockholm
Pollards in Sweden, watercolor, 9×12″, 2023. Copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Ted’s on sabbatical and I’m with him in Sweden, Stockholm mainly, for now. I like it here, clean, civil and non-confrontational. We catch weekly pipe organ concerts, walk a lot, the foods quite flavorful and chocolate’s cheap. It’s seems to beContinue reading “Pollards in Stockholm”
KTH, Stockholm, SE
KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, watercolor, 5.75×9.25″, 2023, copyrighted with allrights reserved by Jean Krueger This is a view from the apartments where we stay in Stockholm. It’s in the middle of campus. We’ll be here and about til late June, a decent amount of time to learn about another place.
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Buck the Cat times the pounce with precision. Meow.
Mosque, Ahmedabad, India
We spent a few monthes in India in 2017. It’s such a wondeful place. This is a painting of a major mosque complex. I’ve painted the still, dry hotness that baked us in the late spring afternoon.
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Buck the Cat tidies up. Meow.
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Buck the Cat is fastidious. Meow
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Festive Cat and none too happy. Meow.
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Black Cat, birdseye view.
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East Brunswick Storage Unit
We have a lot of stuff…too much. We have a storage unit to accommodate all the forgotten memories, boxes packed decades ago, abandoned projects and other extraneous ephemera of the ages. We go there seldom because none of it really matters any more. It’s just that it’s hard to let go so we pay overContinue reading “East Brunswick Storage Unit”